Philipp Budeikin, 21, from Russia is being held by the police in investigation of online game called Blue Whale that has led to 100 deaths
The game, is primarily aimed at driving the gamers towards taking their own lives
The boy says he thinks his victims were just ‘biological waste’ and told police that they were ‘happy to die’ and that he was ‘cleansing society’
A teenager who is behind the deadly online game that has left at least 16 teenagers dead has said he was trying to cleans the society.
Philipp Budeikin, 21, from Russia is being held by the police in investigation of the game called Blue Whale that has led to the deaths including a recent one reported in Kamkunji, Nairobi.
The 21-year-old, who has now confessed to the crimes, says he thinks his victims were just ‘biological waste’ and told police that they were ‘happy to die’ and that he was ‘cleansing society’.
He claims the victims were happy to meet their deaths.
“They were dying happy,” he said. “I was giving them what they didn’t have in real life: warmth, understanding, connections.”
TUKO.co.ke did some digging and gathered that the game, known as the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ is classified into 50 stages, and each stage brings one closer to his demise.
The game entails participants completing a number of tasks over a 50 day period, with the final task involving one committing suicide.
Police, however, say teenage girls adore Budeikin and have already written dozens of letters to him at Kresty jail in St Petersburg.
The latest victim of the devilish game was James Njenga, a student at the JG Kiereini Secondary School in Kiambu County, who fell for the game and ‘won the ultimate prize’.
According to Njenga’s grandfather, a quick probe into his web history revealed that the his grandson had been googling some scary answers such as “How to tie a rope for committing suicide’.